Le Marais: from its Origins to the Present Day

 

In the past, no one would have bet that this annoying swamp at the edge of Paris would become one day an aristocratic place for the king's courtisans. Area of medieval monastries, jewish communities, contemporary art and hipster shops, what is le Marais exactly?

 

This visit is recommended to discover the multi-faceted nature of the most fashionable quarter of Paris. From Middle-Ages to the recent transformation, Le Marais has thousand stories to tell!

 

Standard duration: 2h to 3h

Price: 220€ (up to 30 people)                             The location of hearing system is recommended beyond 15 people

Flat price.                                                            Location: 2€/person

 

We will see together: Centre Pompidou, Place des Vosges, Hôtel de Sens, rue des Rosiers, private mansions...

 

Other tours in the same area: Paris islands


© Caroline Weber


From what age is the tour recommended?

This tour can easily be adapted for children. I can focus on one or two aspects of Le Marais by taking in consideration your preferences (more Middle-ages, more fashion...). I recommend this tour from 6 years old.

 

How long is the tour?

If you need a short version (family tours or just because you prefer), 2h is the minimum to appreciate the area. If you are in no hurry, a 3 hour tour is highly valued to see everything: the medieval houses, the jewish quarter and few private mansions.

 

Is there a day we cannot make this tour?

No, the tour happens rain or shine. Everything is outside, so no timetable to follow.

 

Is there a lot of walk?

The tour is between 1.2 and 1.8 miles long. Breaks are possible on the way. 

 

Is this visit wheelchair accesible ?

Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible. A readaptation is necessary but nothing impossible.

 

Good to know

There are not many free toilets on the way, it is better to keep small change (50 cts, 80 cts) just in case.

Dress apropriately for the weather.

Don't bring 1L of water even if it's the heat: there are drinking fountains on the way to fill a smaller bottle. And don't worry: tap water is the most controlled food product in France.